Salva Sevilla

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Salva Sevilla
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Sevilla training with Betis in 2010
Personal information
Full name Salvador Sevilla López
Date of birth (1984-03-18) 18 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Berja, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Poli Ejido
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Poli Ejido 10 (0)
2004–2005 Atlético Madrid C (loan)
2005 Atlético Madrid B (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2008 Sevilla B 88 (11)
2008–2010 Salamanca 73 (17)
2010–2014 Betis 97 (11)
2014–2017 Espanyol 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2017.

Salvador "Salva" Sevilla López (born 18 March 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Berja, Almería, Andalusia, Sevilla finished his formation with local Polideportivo Ejido. He made his professional debut on 12 October 2003, starting in a 2–2 away draw against Ciudad de Murcia for the Segunda División championship.[1]

In the 2004 summer, Sevilla was loaned to Atlético Madrid, but only appeared for its B and C-sides. In the following year he joined another reserve team, Sevilla Atlético also in the second level.

On 10 July 2008, Sevilla moved to fellow league club UD Salamanca.[2] He scored a career-best 11 goals in his second season,[3] and joined Real Betis shortly after.[4]

In his first year with the Verdiblancos, Sevilla contributed with three goals in 33 matches to help his team return to La Liga after a two-year absence. He made his top flight debut on 27 August 2011, starting in a 1–0 win at Granada CF.[5]

Sevilla scored his first goal in the Spanish top tier on 18 September 2011, netting through a penalty kick in a 3–2 away success over Athletic Bilbao.[6] His second came in the same fashion against Real Zaragoza (4–3 win, home),[7] and he finished the campaign with 19 starts and 1,446 minutes of action to help Betis retain its league status.

On 13 March 2014, in only his seventh career game in the UEFA Europa League, Sevilla came on as a second-half substitute for Rubén Castro in the round-of-16 tie against former club Sevilla FC, and netted the last goal in the 2–0 away win.[8] He signed a three-year contract with RCD Espanyol as a free agent in the summer,[9] scoring the first goal of 2015–16 which was the game's only at home against Getafe CF.[10]


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